Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK47, ICELAND WELCOMES U.S. REENGAGEMENT IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS
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|09REYKJAVIK47||2009-03-04 08:08||2011-01-13 05:05||UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY||Embassy Reykjavik|
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UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000047 SENSITIVE SIPDIS DEPT FOR DRL/MLGA, IO/RHS, EUR/NB E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PHUM PREL UN IC SUBJECT: ICELAND WELCOMES U.S. REENGAGEMENT IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REFS: A) STATE 18282 B) REYKJAVIK 45 ¶1. (SBU) Pol Chief delivered ref A points to Ingibjorg Davidsdottir, Counsellor for Human Rights at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 2 March (Note: No MFA officials were available to receive the demarche at an earlier date). Davidsdottir said she was very pleased to hear that the U.S. would begin participating again as an observer at Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva and expressed her government's hope that the U.S. would consider running for a seat on the council. ¶2. (SBU) On the Durban Review Process, Davidsdottir noted the notification of USG withdrawal with some disappointment but said the U.S. concerns on the document were well-understood at the ministry. VAN VOORST